Compassion & Choices works with state House and Senate lawmakers to improve end-of-life care by supporting legislation that allows people to be the primary deciders in their end-of-life care.
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Compassion & Choices is leading efforts to authorize, implement and defend medical aid in dying in each state so all terminally ill people who are eligible will have access to the full range of end-of-life care options.
Medical aid in dying is authorized in 11 jurisdictions: California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Hawai‘i, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
Medical Aid In Dying In Brief - week ending November 17, 2023.
On November 13, C&C's Amy Sherman and storyteller Deb Robertson appeared as guest panelists on the Emmy award-winning series Chicago Tonight.
On November 17, the New York State Bar Association (NYBSA) held a half-day open forum on medical aid in dying, where 21 supporters of the state's Medical Aid in Dying Act including terminally ill individuals, doctors, family members and representatives from significant statewide organizations testified. The forum will influence NYSBA’s Task Force on Medical Aid in Dying, which will deliver a recommendation to its House of Delegates in January.